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January 12, 2019

jfl On ClassicsToday: A Lady Macbeth From Hell

A Lady Macbeth From Hell

by Jens F. Laurson

The idea of Verdi’s Macbeth (in the original, dramatically taut 1847 version) performed by a period instrument ensemble is, generously viewed, intriguing–at least when Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi are involved, with all their creditable expertise in Italian music. Granted, Verdi is not Vivaldi and… Continue Reading [Insider Content]

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jfl #morninglistening to early #musthave #Mahler recordings on…

#morninglistening to early #musthave #Mahler recordings on #Urlicht w/@rcoamsterdam et al. between 1903 & 1940
especially #Mengelberg’s #Adagietto – refreshing and nowadays unparalleled.
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #GustavMahler #78s #orchestralmusic #symphonies

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On this Day January 12, 2013

The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow used by
Freddie Mercury until his death in November 1991, sold at auction for £74,000 to a Russian businessman. The 62,000-mile classic Rolls-Royce which had a guide price of just £9,000-£11,000 featured grey leather, wood trim, electric windows, automatic gearbox, a car phone and radio cassette player and a 6.75-litre V8 engine. It was sold as part of the Coys auction at Autosport International.

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